Protecting the Pacific Northwest
(Updated March 2015) Sector Columbia River Housing Office is here to assist you with your housing needs. Current services include: Assignment and Termination of government-owned and leased housing, assistance in finding local rentals, lease reviews, Tenant/Landlord assistance, home buying counseling, housing complaint review and investigation when necessary and information on the local community.
Considering roughly 2,000 military personnel are assigned to Sector Columbia River’s Military Housing Area (MHA), and with only 151 Family Housing Units available, there simply isn’t enough Housing to go around.
CG Housing is REQUIRED for all Coast Guard members reporting to commands with in Sector Columbia River’s MHA.
All arriving members MUST complete and submit an Application for Assignment to Military Housing (CG-5267) to the Sector Columbia River Housing Office and provide the following:
Once your application for housing has been processed, your name will be given a control date corresponding to your arrival date and be placed on the waiting list. The average wait time for housing is 1 month; however, the waiting list is constantly changing (For example: others on list seek release from housing, unforeseen early transfers or separations, etc...). To assist in smoother housing assignments please provide your exact arrival date as soon as possible.
Any member desiring to reside on the economy must complete and submit a Application for Assignment to Military Housing (CG-5267) to the Sector Columbia River Housing Office. Once your request for release has been received the housing officer will attempt to issue a release as soon as possible. You must receive a DD FORM 1747 before you can rent or purchase a house in the local economy.If you are an E-7 or above you are highly discouraged from requesting to reside in Coast Guard Housing. As stated above, there isn’t enough housing. It is nearly impossible for E-6 and below to find affordable housing in the greater Astoria area. There are, however, a plethora of homes for rent in the E-7 and above BAH range. Please demonstrate thoughtful leadership as you transition to the Astoria area. By order of the Commanding Officer of Sector Columbia River, any E-7 or above shall speak with the Command Master Chief at Sector Columbia River before you can complete your request to live in Coast Guard Housing. The housing office will gladly provide information on current rental and home listings.
All forms, required information, and general questions may be submitted to the Sector Columbia River Housing Office via mail, fax, or email.
BAH rates in the local area (zip code 97103) range from $ 993.00 (for an E-3 w dependents) to $ 1383.00 (for an E-7 w/ dependents). Visit the PSC BAH Rates table for all specific rates. The local civilian housing market offers many options near this range. Sector Columbia River is located at the Astoria Regional airport on the southern bank of the Columbia River. The popular housing areas include Astoria, Warrenton, Hammond, Gearhart and Seaside.
The Commanding Officer/Local Housing Authority (LHA) for Sector Columbia River has directed the Local Housing Officer (LHO) for Sector Columbia River’s housing, in accordance with all applicable policies and directives, to oversee the local housing program as well as manage the Astoria housing site. Sector Columbia River’s housing area is comprised of the following commands:
Sector Columbia River housing area
Sector Columbia River’s Commanding Officer has assigned CO's/OINC’s of MSU Portland, Small Boat Stations, and ANT Kennewick control of the daily operation and maintenance of their respective Housing Areas. There are six Family Housing Sites within the Sector LHA, each slightly different:
Station Phone Numbers and Zip Codes:
Other Housing Web links
Housing non-emergent work order request email: